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NSC 2008: Phil Wertheimer [#110]

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On this page, you will find information about Phil Wertheimer, who is competing at the 2008 National SCRABBLE® Championship. This page was updated at least hourly between 09:00 A.M. and midnight local time. This player currently has a record of 21-7, +1546, and is ranked #2 in Division 4.

Lower on this page, you can find brief self-reported biographical details of the player, statistics on the player’s past several years of rated tournament play in North America, a graphic showing the player’s ups and downs at this tournament, and a round-by-round report on the player’s opponents and games.

Background Information

[photo of Phil Wertheimer]

Given name(s): Phil
Surname(s): Wertheimer
Home: Short Hills, NJ, United States
Occupation: High School Student
Round by Round

High score: 551
Average for: 421
Average against: 366

Round 1

[photo of Miriam Saldanha]

Wertheimer played #86 Miriam Saldanha (Richmond BC) and won 390 to 358 (a spread of 32).

Current ranking: #39.

Current record: 1-0, +32.

Round 2

[photo of Margo Kuno]

Wertheimer played #59 Margo Kuno (Philadelphia, PA) and won 508 to 258 (a spread of 250).

Current ranking: #4.

Current record: 2-0, +282.

Round 3

[photo of Gene Tyszka]

Wertheimer played #105 Gene Tyszka (Mississauga ON) and won 369 to 342 (a spread of 27).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 3-0, +309.

Round 4

[photo of Betty Bergeron]

Wertheimer played #6 Betty Bergeron (Calgary AB) and won 469 to 349 (a spread of 120).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 4-0, +429.

Round 5

[photo of Chuck Riordan]

Wertheimer played #81 Chuck Riordan (Des Moines, IA) and won 439 to 324 (a spread of 115).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 5-0, +544.

Wertheimer is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 6

[photo of Timothy Bottorff]

Wertheimer played #10 Timothy Bottorff (Orlando, FL) and won 391 to 371 (a spread of 20).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 6-0, +564.

Round 7

[photo of Scott Garner]

Wertheimer played #31 Scott Garner (Champaign, IL) and won 401 to 371 (a spread of 30).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 7-0, +594.

Round 8

[photo of Will Scott]

Wertheimer played #92 Will Scott (Versailles, KY) and won 374 to 368 (a spread of 6).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 8-0, +600.

Wertheimer is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 9

[photo of Jerry Schwartz]

Wertheimer played #91 Jerry Schwartz (Alpharetta, GA) and won 376 to 338 (a spread of 38).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 9-0, +638.

Round 10

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Wertheimer played #55 Jason Keller (Piscataway, NJ) and won 456 to 387 (a spread of 69).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 10-0, +707.

Wertheimer is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 11

[photo of Michael Perl]

Wertheimer played #76 Michael Perl (Ithaca, NY) and won 551 to 328 (a spread of 223).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 11-0, +930.

Round 12

[photo of Chris Bonin]

Wertheimer played #9 Chris Bonin (Toronto ON) and won 490 to 311 (a spread of 179).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 12-0, +1109.

Wertheimer is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 13

[photo of George Rhyne]

Wertheimer played #80 George Rhyne (Carlisle, PA) and lost 337 to 427 (a spread of -90).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 12-1, +1019.

Wertheimer is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 14

[photo of Joan Knobelsdorf]

Wertheimer played #57 Joan Knobelsdorf (Palm Harbor, FL) and won 535 to 300 (a spread of 235).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 13-1, +1254.

Round 15

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Wertheimer played #77 Keith Pries (Englewood, CO) and won 485 to 370 (a spread of 115).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 14-1, +1369.

Wertheimer is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 16

[photo of Richard Spence]

Wertheimer played #99 Richard Spence (Tucson, AZ) and won 512 to 382 (a spread of 130).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 15-1, +1499.

Round 17

[photo of Stephen Sneed]

Wertheimer played #97 Stephen Sneed (Fort Worth, TX) and won 382 to 299 (a spread of 83).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 16-1, +1582.

Round 18

[photo of Hans Oh]

Wertheimer played #73 Hans Oh (Mississauga ON) and won 536 to 328 (a spread of 208).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 17-1, +1790.

Round 19

[photo of Ruchi Gupta]

Wertheimer played #42 Ruchi Gupta (Knoxville, TN) and won 422 to 396 (a spread of 26).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 18-1, +1816.

Round 20

[photo of Stephen Sneed]

Wertheimer played #97 Stephen Sneed (Fort Worth, TX) again and lost 335 to 447 (a spread of -112).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 18-2, +1704.

Wertheimer is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 21

[photo of Gwen Stewart]

Wertheimer played #100 Gwen Stewart (Ellicott City, MD) and lost 382 to 397 (a spread of -15).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 18-3, +1689.

Wertheimer is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 22

[photo of Susan Bertoni]

Wertheimer played #8 Susan Bertoni (Clemmons/Winston-Salem, NC) and lost 367 to 436 (a spread of -69).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 18-4, +1620.

Wertheimer is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 23

[photo of Ken Louie]

Wertheimer played #65 Ken Louie (Whittier, CA) and lost 372 to 417 (a spread of -45).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 18-5, +1575.

Round 24

[photo of Lynn Gunn]

Wertheimer played #41 Lynn Gunn (Mission Viejo, CA) and won 449 to 393 (a spread of 56).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 19-5, +1631.

Wertheimer is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 25

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Wertheimer played #33 Alexandra Gianikas (Tallahassee, FL) and won 422 to 379 (a spread of 43).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 20-5, +1674.

Wertheimer is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 26

[photo of Scott Garner]

Wertheimer played #31 Scott Garner (Champaign, IL) again and lost 347 to 457 (a spread of -110).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 20-6, +1564.

Wertheimer is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 27

[photo of Gwen Stewart]

Wertheimer played #100 Gwen Stewart (Ellicott City, MD) again and won 335 to 324 (a spread of 11).

Current ranking: #1.

Current record: 21-6, +1575.

Wertheimer is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 28

[photo of Stephen Sneed]

Wertheimer played #97 Stephen Sneed (Fort Worth, TX) for the third time and lost 348 to 377 (a spread of -29).

Current ranking: #2.

Current record: 21-7, +1546.

Wertheimer is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Award Ceremony  

Wertheimer is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).


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